Our nation’s critical infrastructure is vital to our day-to-day lives. Encompassing 16 sectors, critical infrastructure spans transportation, manufacturing, utilities, and more. When we think of threats to infrastructure, natural disasters immediately come to mind, but cybersecurity incidents have the same potential for destruction, including interrupting manufacturing, supply chain availability, and other vital functions. Manufacturing currently contributes $2.7 trillion to the US economy, contributing heavily to GDP (gross domestic product), job growth, and more. Manufacturers are one of the main user groups of ICS (industrial control systems) and SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) technologies.
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The GroupSense team is preparing for the inevitable increase in attacks during the holiday season along with the threat actors perpetrating the attacks. This year, CEO Kurtis Minder spoke with Politico's John Sakellariadis about threat actors playing the Grinch in the Politico cybersecurity newsletter.
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During the midterm elections, national news was seemingly quiet about election interference from foreign powers, but that doesn’t mean there were no incidents. Election interference, especially the cyber variety, doesn’t always come on the day of the election. Whether counties or localities suffered DDoS attacks, wi-fi outages, or other cybersecurity attacks, it can all be chalked up to election interference. Here are a few of the incidents that GroupSense analysts were tracking during last Tuesday's election monitoring.
GroupSense CEO and chief ransomware negotiator Kurtis Minder was featured on the Hacking Humans podcast. During the episode, Kurtis speaks with host Dan Bittner about how legislation leaves small businesses out of the discussion of ransomware response.
GroupSense CEO Kurtis Minder will be presenting to the Brick Church Men's Association in New York City this November 16 as part of their breakfast series. During the session, Kurtis will talk about preventing ransomware attacks and improving cybersecurity at the personal and organizational levels.
With threats coming from APTs, state-sponsored actors, hacktivists, and cyber criminals, critical infrastructure organizations need to be prepared to defend their assets from all angles. In this report, GroupSense covers the top threats that critical infrastructure agencies are facing and recommended mitigations.
On October 31, CEO Kurtis Minder was honored to present on the panel, "Hitting the Moving Target: cyber, data privacy and artificial intelligence (AI) compliance and governance," at this year's International Bar Association Annual Conference in Miami, FL.
October has been a busy month for GroupSense. During three speaking opportunities including the Trellix Cybersecurity Summit, NVTC’s Capital Cyber Summit, and the Wisconsin Governor’s Cybersecurity Summit, Kurtis Minder has one important takeaway for employees of your organization: Just. Stop. Clicking. Just stop!
Modern warfare isn't just fought with boots on the ground. Throughout Russia's invasion of Ukraine, there have been volleys of cyber attacks designed to make each side weaker. As different countries declare allegiances, state agencies and other critical infrastructure organizations are in the crossfire. GroupSense analysts have spent the duration of the invasion closely monitoring the changing cyber landscape.